Articles by Caitlin Sims
Galina Alexandrova delivers a rare take on classical ballet training in the Bay Area.
Twenty-six years after she left Moscow, City Ballet School director Galina Alexandrova still gets a dreamy lilt in her voice when remembering … Continue reading
Dana Foglia models her work ethic in a three-month mentorship program for aspiring professionals.
She has shimmied in stilettos with Rihanna, choreographed for J. Lo, danced with Janet Jackson and toured the world with Beyoncé. Yet … Continue reading
Jenifer Ringer’s fresh start on the West Coast
When Jenifer Ringer retired from New York City Ballet in 2014, to New York audiences it felt like the departure of an old friend. She had brilliant technique … Continue reading
When hypertalented ballet competitors achieve acclaim at a very young age, what is left for them to master? A great deal, according to their coaches.
Aran Bell bounces into the 2011 documentary First Position on a … Continue reading
Two studio owners who forgot they were competitors
Every studio has a story. And when two or more are gathered in a 15-mile radius, behind-the-scenes drama and regional rivalries often figure prominently in their histories. In … Continue reading